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Definition 1: using a computerized radiographic technique to examine the metabolic activity in various tissues (especially in the brain) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for pet in the sense of this definition

(pet is a kind of ...) (medicine) obtaining pictures of the interior of the body

Definition 2: a domesticated animal kept for companionship or amusement - [noun denoting animal]

(pet is a kind of ...) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement

Definition 3: a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight) - [noun denoting feeling]

(pet is a kind of ...) an irritable petulant feeling

Definition 4: a special loved one - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for pet in the sense of this definition

(pet is a kind of ...) a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

(... is a kind of pet ) one who is the object of choice; who is given preference

"she was Mama's chosen"

(... is a kind of pet ) (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling

(... is a kind of pet ) a pampered darling; an effeminate man

(... is a kind of pet ) the teacher's favorite student

Definition 5: stroke or caress gently - [verb of contact]

Samples where pet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pet the lamb

(pet is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

(... is a kind of pet ) fondle or pet affectionately

(... is a kind of pet ) stroke soothingly

(... is a kind of pet ) kiss, embrace, or fondle with sexual passion

"The couple were necking in the back seat of the car"

Definition 6: stroke or caress in an erotic manner, as during lovemaking - [verb of contact]

(pet is a kind of ...) touch or stroke lightly in a loving or endearing manner

"He caressed her face" "They fondled in the back seat of the taxi"

Definition 7: preferred above all others and treated with partiality - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where pet or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the favored child

Synonyms for pet in the sense of this definition

(pet is similar to ...) held dear

"his loved companion of many years"

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